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No general scarcity of oxygen in hospitals for Covid-19 sufferers, UK well being minister says, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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LONDON – There isn’t any nationwide scarcity of oxygen to deal with Covid-19 sufferers, British well being minister Matt Hancock stated on Tuesday, however some sufferers needed to go totally different hospitals when native capability has been used up.

“The limitation is not the supply of oxygen itself, it is the ability to get the oxygen… through the physical oxygen supply systems within hospitals, and that essentially becomes a constraint on an individual hospital’s ability to take more Covid patients,” Hancock informed lawmakers.

“There is no constraint – that we are anywhere near – on the national availability of oxygen (or) oxygenated beds. It does mean … that sometimes we have to move patients to a different part – as local as possible – but occasionally across the country, to make sure they get the treatment that they need.”

(Reporting by Sarah Young and Paul Sandle, writing by Alistair Smout; enhancing by Michael Holden)

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